TED@StateStreet was a TED-curated event featuring a diverse group of speakers from across the State Street organization. Jointly produced by TED and State Street, the event explored the forces driving change today and the different ways that we can harness them. Learn more about the TED Institute
Can global capital markets become catalysts for social change? According to investment expert Audrey Choi, individuals own almost half of all global capital, giving them (us!) the power to make a difference by investing in companies that champion social values and sustainability.
Morgana Bailey has been hiding her true self for 16 years. In a brave talk, she utters four words that might not seem like a big deal to some, but to her have been paralyzing. Why speak up? Because she’s realized that her silence has personal, professional and societal consequences. In front of an audience of her co-workers, she reflects on what it means to fear the judgement of others, and how it makes us judge ourselves.
Generation Y'er Patrice Thompson explores the challenges of integrating millennials into the workplace and maps how organizations can create environments where workers of all ages can collaborate and succeed.
Will we do whatever it takes to fight climate change? Back in 2008, following the global financial crisis, governments across the world adopted a "whatever it takes" commitment to monetary recovery, issuing $250 billion worth of international currency to stem the collapse of the economy. Michael Metcalfe suggests we can use that very same unconventional monetary tool to fund a global commitment to a green future.
Humanity's fine-tuned sense of fear served us well as a young species, giving us laser focus to avoid being eaten by competing beasts. But it's less wonderful when that same visceral, body-hijacking sense of fear kicks in in front of 20 folk-music fans at a Tuesday night open-mic. In this charming, tuneful little talk, Joe Kowan talks about how he conquered it.